Gardening Links


Jumping Worms – Learn how to reduce the spread of this invasive species:

Cornell University Cooperative Extension fact sheet

More from The Atlantic

NYS Native Flowers Guide – Native plants for gardening and landscaping

Native Plants Database – Audubon’s zip code-specific guide

How to Make Your Yard Bird Friendly – Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change.

Seasonal Tips for a Bird Friendly Backyard – A to-do list that will keep the birds happy all year-long!

NYS Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Plants – A comprehensive list from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Backyard Gardener – “The Most Comprehensive Gardening Information on the Web”

Dave’s Garden – Informational website where a large, international community of gardeners can learn from each other and find resources offered by the gardening industry

Garden Guides – Helpful info on lots of topics


Nearby Gardens, Events, Places of Interest

Great Swamp Conservancy– Nature Center in Canastota

Rogers Environmental Center – Nature Center in Sherburne

Hamilton College ArboretumEvents are free and open to the public.

Gardens at Lorenzo – Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia

Mills Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse  – About 29 classes of roses from species to modern types comprise about 368 different varieties

Mountain Spring Herbals – Information about all things herbal

Finger Lakes Lavender FestivalHeld annually in July. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles.

Sycamore Hill Gardens – A 35-acre private garden in Marcellus open to the public several weekends a season



The Mum Farm – “Much More than Mums” in New Hartford

Olallie Daylily Gardens – Third generation family farm growing over 2,500 varieties of hardy daylilies.

Topiary Gardens in Marcellus – Growing new and hard to find conifers, perennials, shrubs and trees, with a special interest in Japanese maples.

Carol Watson Greenhouse – Four season retail greenhouse in LaFayette offering annuals and tropicals, alpines, perennials, shrubs, accent trees, and a selection of international and local artisan pottery and garden accent items, plus creative garden classes.

Habitat Gardening Shopping Guide – Where to buy native plants


Garden Clubs

Cazenovia Garden Club – Calendar of events is posted on their website.

Home Garden Club of Syracuse – Annual Perennial Plant Sale in Beard Park, Fayetteville.



Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – Carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century

Fedco Seeds – Vegetable, herb and flower seeds, organic gardening supplies, seed potatoes, seed garlic, fruit and nut trees, perennials, flower bulbs, organic gardening supplies, and more

Filaree Farm – Organic seed garlic and seed potatoes

Seed Savers Exchange – Non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.


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